I don’t even know why I responded to that Felicia Day/OCD post, because now I’m stressing out over someone freaking out at me because I said something wrong. I don’t want to make anyone angry… I just hope I didn’t give anyone a reason to yell at me… ughhh. *hides and cries*
Dear internet, this is how you gently and thoughtfully change people’s minds. No shaming, no yelling, just a nice nudge to, “Aha!”
I will aspire to use classy same tone next time I try to educate someone about something!
Further, due credit to Ms. Day: This is how you react to having your conduct/language corrected. Classy as hell.
This kind of pisses me off though, because I actually have OCD and I don’t see an issue with Felicia’s original post. Nitpicking everyone’s use of the term, when they are not even CLOSE to aiming to be offensive, offends me.
I often joke about my OCD, because.it makes it easier for me to cope. Not obsessing about it helps me to not obsess about everything else.
Actually, one of my obsessions is worrying WAAY too much about accidently saying something wrong and making people mad or making them think I’m stupid… which plays a big part in my social anxiety as well. So seeing this shit just doesn’t help me talk myself out of that obsession.
It would be one think if she was saying something like, “Hopefully they keep the scenes where I checked every cabinet for loot like an idiot with OCD. #losers”. THAT would have been mean. This though? As a gamer with OCD, I am notorious for checking EVERYTHING for loot… so I found her tweet funny because it reminded me of me.
It’s nice and all that this was a civil thing, but there really was no need to “call her out” on this.
I’m sorry if you find the use of the term offensive, but as someone who actually HAS the disorder, I find this form of “calling people out” a waste of energy, and obsessing over something little like this will, in my experience, not do you any good.
Save your energy for the real assholes..